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About Brantridge School

Brantridge is a special school, catering for boys with Social Emotional and Mental Health difficulties, Autistic Spectrum (ASC), including those with Asperger’s Syndrome and those with a diagnosis of ADHD and associated learning difficulties. Most pupils have also exhibited challenging behaviour in their previous schools.

The school occupies an impressive set of buildings, built in the English Country House tradition, set in the Sussex Weald, an area of outstanding natural beauty, between the towns of Crawley and Haywards Heath. Brighton and the Sussex Downs are close by. Brantridge is well placed to draw upon a wide range of leisure, recreational and educational facilities, having easy access to facilities between the Sussex Coast and London.

Statement of Principles and Practice

The main aim of the school is to help each pupil fulfil his potential and position him for life by giving him his full entitlement to the national Curriculum. The school seeks to promote high personal standards of work and behaviour. Emphasis is placed on improving each pupil’s self-esteem, self image and confidence.

Staff strive to provide a stimulating, structured and nurturing environment. Expectations for each child are high, realistic and achievable. Full consideration is given to their individual needs, stage of development and experiences.

The school places a high value on the importance of working closely with the child, his family and/or carers, referring authority and other agencies. Health and emotional well-being are promoted throughout the curriculum and are integral to improving outcomes.

The school’s ethos incorporates principles of structure, continuity and security within which the pupil will be able to maximize his personal, social and educational development.

We recognize the importance of motivating the individual to value academic success and to feel positive about relationships. To this end the school uses an inclusive approach with an emphasis on personalised educational strategies as well as a blended therapeutic approach to improve social communication.

Our Academies

This is a very exciting and pivotal moment in the lives of St Dominic’s, Brantridge and Grafham Grange schools.  Academy conversion under the sponsorship of Orchard Hill College Academy Trust will help secure their futures and, no doubt, lead to better outcomes for pupils and students, families and carers, staff and all stakeholders.

Ken Cowdery, Chair of Governors

Latest News

Carew Academy is Outstanding

Students, staff and families at Carew Academy are celebrating the result of their Ofsted inspection, in which the school was rated ‘Outstanding’ in all categories. Carew Academy is a special academy for students aged 7-19 with a wide range of ability levels …

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Orchard Hill College continues to be Outstanding!

Orchard Hill College are delighted to announce that following an Ofsted inspection in November 2019 they continue to be ‘Outstanding’! The college was graded ‘Outstanding’ in all four judgement areas. The report stated; “Since the previous inspection governors, leaders, managers …

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Consultation on the proposal to close residential provision and increase capacity for day pupils

Chart Wood School is consulting on the proposal to close its residential care provision as of July 2020 and to increase the capacity of the school from 105 to 120 place for day pupils from September 2020. Please click here …

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